Ardbeg Blaaack Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Ardbeg Blaaack Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Item # 42456 750mL
$149.96/ Single Bottle
$899.76/ Case of 6
ABV
46.00%
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Tasting Notes

In honor of its 20th anniversary, this years Ardbeg Committee release was created from stocks aged in wine casks from New Zealand. Like nearly all Ardbegs, the whisky is not shy in the least but it is exceptionally well balanced considering the bold and seemingly disparate worlds of flavor it is drawing from. On last tasting we were reminded of notes of Bramble berries, lemon & ginger tea, spiced and honeyed porridge, heather and eucalyptus and of course a healthy dose of salty, smoky peat. An excellent Ardbeg worthy of a milestone like this. Please note this is not the full proof Committee release but the limited edition release meant for the general market.


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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Scotch

As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”

Scotland

History:
Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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